The House of Representatives, Thursday, ordered the immediate re-seal of the Kogi State House of Assembly until the resolution of the crisis rocking the assembly.
The lower chamber of the National Assembly took the decision after receiving the report of its ad hoc committee set up to revisit the Kogi State Assembly crisis.
The committee, headed by the House Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, recommended the reprimand of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, for undermining the authority of the legislature by unsealing the assembly recently.
The house also, in its resolution, declared that all resolutions, laws and actions taken by the Kogi assembly from the date of the National Assembly’s resolution to seal it were null and void.
“The Governor of Kogi State is to send the state budget and other executive bills to the National Assembly for consideration as stipulated in section 11 of the Constitution,“ the House said.
The House also berated the actions of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and Arase as an affront on the legislature and the country’s democracy by ordering the reopening of the assembly without recourse to the house.
According to Gbajabiamila, the Attorney-General’s submissions that any matter in court could not be discussed on the floor of the house was not tenable.
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